Internationally renowned artists mix dance, music and theatre
in captivating, family-friendly “Stomp” style show
"High Point, NC -- Three guys and a gal combine rapid-fire tap dancing talent with the funky styling of a seven-piece big, brass-style band, and a single vocal percussionist, for a genre-hopping hour-and-a-half “circus” of rock, blues and soul. Rhythmic Circus will present “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” at the High Point Theatre, Saturday, April 2, at 8:00 pm, a scheduled stop on the troupe’s 2015-2016 North American tour.
Since their early beginnings at a small theatre in Northeast Minneapolis, Rhythmic Circus has grown into an international sensation touring to over 90 cities worldwide. The troupe’s brilliance has been marked by their production's rave reviews, sold-out engagements and numerous awards, which include: 2 Sage Awards for Outstanding Ensemble and Performance, the "Spirit of the Fringe" Award (Edinburgh Fringe Festival's top theatrical award), 2 Upper Midwest Emmys, as well as being named "Best Dance Performance" by the City Pages.
Under the Artistic Direction of Ricci Milan and Executive Direction of Nick Bowman, Rhythmic Circus includes dancers Nick Bowman, Galen Higgins, Ricci Milan and Kaleena Miller. The musicians of Rhythmic Circus include guitarist Alex Rossi, vocal percussionist Aaron “Heatbox” Heaton, keys player Cornell Blanchard, drummer Patrick Nelson, bassist Dan Ristrom, saxophonist Peter Vircks and trumpeter Aaron Wiener. Brilliant staging and integrated choreography is most evident in “Circus,” a crowd-pleaser in which the dancers, decked out in colorful marching band attire, join the musicians in an intense, fast-paced number that features a tuba solo, original vocal lines and tap breakdowns. The New York Post describes it as “A family-friendly tap extravaganza!” while the New York Times exclaims “Fast, furious footwork!”
As “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now!” continues to spread their positivity with audiences everywhere, it remains true to its mission to provide inspirational experiences for all age groups and cultural backgrounds through a sensational blend of theatre, music and dance.
“Feet Don’t Fail Me Now! promises to be one of our most exciting and unique shows of the season,” says High Point Theatre Director David Briggs. “I would describe it as “Stomp” on steroids! The audience can expect non-stop action for an experience they will never forget.” Tickets are $35-$40, available at the box office by calling (336) 887-3001 and online at www.highpointtheatre.com."
- A Press Release